RPC IV.1, 5117 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 5117 (temporary)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙοϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝο ϹΕΒ
Obverse design bare head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription ΤοΝ ΚΤΙϹΤΗΝ ΝΙΚΑΙΕΙϹ
Reverse design nude Heracles (youthful) standing, right, strangling Nemean lion
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 6, 8
Reference Rec 159, BMC 36
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 36, pl. XXXII.8 (rev.) Rec 159, pl. LXX.24 (rev.), obverse legend tooled ΑVΤ Κ ΑV(sic) ΑVΡΗΛΙοС ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝοС СΕ, rev. legend with signs of tooling
2 2     NY: 1944.100.42129, worn, reverse legend obscure, under 'Heraclea in Bithynia'
3 3     Trade = F. Imhoof-Blumer, RSN 19 (1913), 14, no. 26, under 'Cius'
4 4     E.J. Waddell 1 (09/12/1982), 106, reverse legend perhaps with ΚΤΙСΤΗ only